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World Bank Loan Marks the Return of Ferdinand Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by Rappler

The Philippines is Strong Enough to Battle the Covid-19 Crisis

Increasing Wealth

Malacañang previously said that Congress must authorize President Rodrigo Duterte to enter into negotiations with the Marcos family. This is for the return of the Marcos wealth under the Central Bank, Word Bank and IMF certifications equivalent to the gold deposits. It was worth $35 per ounce during the time of former President Ferdinand Marcos but now, the value is at $1,729.25 per ounce.



Gold Reserves as Protection for the Economy

The President said Senator Imee Marcos told him that the late Filipino leader Ferdinand Marcos took the wealth including gold bars to “protect the economy.” He said he accepted this explanation. It was legally obtained. That’s why no cases can hold the Marcoses accountable to it. After all, they still belong to the Philippines. The favorable World Bank loan at almost 0% interest payable in 29 years plus a 10-year grace period prove it all.

The Return of Ferdinand Marcos

Duterte openly supports the Marcos family. He cheers on the late Marcos’ namesake, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. His vice-presidential bid in 2016 is still under electoral protest. It awaits a decision from the Supreme Court. The Marcos family is known to groom him for the presidency as well. The legal fight against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo could put him in the country’s second-highest office. When it does, it would be easier for the President to pass the torch to him to face the Covid-19 challenge. He is still recovering from the infection at this point. So, he would certainly be immune to the virus when his time to lead the nation comes.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)


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World Bank Loan: Is President Duterte in line with Senator Imee Marcos?

World Bank loan

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by The Young Observer

ASSETS NG GOBYERNO IBEBENTA NI PRRD PARA IBIGAY SA MGA TAO

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

President Rodrigo Duterte broaches the idea to sell public properties if the government falls short of money to address the crisis in the country.

Duterte said that his last resort is to sell government assets. This includes teh Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). They are both in Pasay City built during the Marcos era. The President also instructs the finance secretary to find other means including Senator Imee Marcos’ suggested World Bank loan.



Senator Imee Marcos Pushes World Bank Loan

Sen. Imee Marcos also urges the Finance department to borrow some P440 billion from international lenders. This is to bolster the government’s emergency cash aid for the poor program during the coronavirus lockdown in Luzon.

Since March, Marcos – who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs – has been advising the Department of Finance (DOF) to borrow billions of pesos as the government can still manage a debt ceiling of “5.4 percent from the present 3.2-percent level.” She said that the lives of the people are the priority right now. Worrying about the decline of the economy is superficial when the country’s World Bank credit facility is very healthy.

The executive branch earlier said that some P275 billion in the present budget are for the 2-month cash allowance. The amount is for the 18 million “poorest of the poor” families.

Marcos explains that the amount may not be enough since the lockdown of the of the capital may go beyond April 30 as the government’s mass testing program has yet to begin.

No Marcos-Duterte Arguments

President Rodrigo Duterte discusses the possibility of selling the properties of the government earlier. This is if funds to combat the coronavirus disease are not enough. The government plans to spend up to ₱600 billion for its COVID-19 response, but more than half of the amount will come from new loans. The Department of Finance confirms this.

So far, the government spent ₱290 billion in programs and projects that would soften the impact of the COVID-19 devastation on the economy.
Duterte instructs Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to find other sources of funds as middle-class workers begin to appeal for financial assistance from the government.

Last month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $3-million grant for the Philippines to procure emergency medical supplies and health care services needed in containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Philippines also secured a $100-million (P5.05 billion) loan from the World Bank to boost the country’s fight against the global pandemic.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)


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$100-million World Bank Loan Underway as Suggested by Senator Imee Marcos

World Bank loan

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by The Young Observer

ASSETS NG GOBYERNO IBEBENTA NI PRRD PARA IBIGAY SA MGA TAO

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

President Rodrigo Duterte broaches the idea to sell public properties if the government falls short of money to address the crisis in the country.

Duterte said that his last resort is to sell government assets. This includes teh Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). They are both in Pasay City built during the Marcos era. The President also instructs the finance secretary to find other means including Senator Imee Marcos’ suggested World Bank loan.



Senator Imee Marcos Pushes World Bank Loan

Sen. Imee Marcos also urges the Finance department to borrow some P440 billion from international lenders. This is to bolster the government’s emergency cash aid for the poor program during the coronavirus lockdown in Luzon.

Since March, Marcos – who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs – has been advising the Department of Finance (DOF) to borrow billions of pesos as the government can still manage a debt ceiling of “5.4 percent from the present 3.2-percent level.” She said that the lives of the people are the priority right now. Worrying about the decline of the economy is superficial when the country’s World Bank credit facility is very healthy.

The executive branch earlier said that some P275 billion in the present budget are for the 2-month cash allowance. The amount is for the 18 million “poorest of the poor” families.

Marcos explains that the amount may not be enough since the lockdown of the of the capital may go beyond April 30 as the government’s mass testing program has yet to begin.

No Marcos-Duterte Arguments

President Rodrigo Duterte discusses the possibility of selling the properties of the government earlier. This is if funds to combat the coronavirus disease are not enough. The government plans to spend up to ₱600 billion for its COVID-19 response, but more than half of the amount will come from new loans. The Department of Finance confirms this.

So far, the government spent ₱290 billion in programs and projects that would soften the impact of the COVID-19 devastation on the economy.
Duterte instructs Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to find other sources of funds as middle-class workers begin to appeal for financial assistance from the government.

Last month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $3-million grant for the Philippines to procure emergency medical supplies and health care services needed in containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Philippines also secured a $100-million (P5.05 billion) loan from the World Bank to boost the country’s fight against the global pandemic.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)


https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/08/20/imee-marcos-wants-govt-to-borrow-p440m-to-fund-cash-aid-program-for-covid-19-crisis
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Marcos vs. Duterte: Sell Government Properties or World Bank Loan?

World Bank loan

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by The Young Observer

ASSETS NG GOBYERNO IBEBENTA NI PRRD PARA IBIGAY SA MGA TAO

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

President Rodrigo Duterte broaches the idea to sell public properties if the government falls short of money to address the crisis in the country.

Duterte said that his last resort is to sell government assets. This includes teh Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). They are both in Pasay City built during the Marcos era. The President also instructs the finance secretary to find other means including Senator Imee Marcos’ suggested World Bank loan.



Senator Imee Marcos Pushes World Bank Loan

Sen. Imee Marcos also urges the Finance department to borrow some P440 billion from international lenders. This is to bolster the government’s emergency cash aid for the poor program during the coronavirus lockdown in Luzon.

Since March, Marcos – who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs – has been advising the Department of Finance (DOF) to borrow billions of pesos as the government can still manage a debt ceiling of “5.4 percent from the present 3.2-percent level.” She said that the lives of the people are the priority right now. Worrying about the decline of the economy is superficial when the country’s World Bank credit facility is very healthy.

The executive branch earlier said that some P275 billion in the present budget are for the 2-month cash allowance. The amount is for the 18 million “poorest of the poor” families.

Marcos explains that the amount may not be enough since the lockdown of the of the capital may go beyond April 30 as the government’s mass testing program has yet to begin.

No Marcos-Duterte Arguments

President Rodrigo Duterte discusses the possibility of selling the properties of the government earlier. This is if funds to combat the coronavirus disease are not enough. The government plans to spend up to ₱600 billion for its COVID-19 response, but more than half of the amount will come from new loans. The Department of Finance confirms this.

So far, the government spent ₱290 billion in programs and projects that would soften the impact of the COVID-19 devastation on the economy.
Duterte instructs Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to find other sources of funds as middle-class workers begin to appeal for financial assistance from the government.

Last month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $3-million grant for the Philippines to procure emergency medical supplies and health care services needed in containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Philippines also secured a $100-million (P5.05 billion) loan from the World Bank to boost the country’s fight against the global pandemic.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)


https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/08/20/imee-marcos-wants-govt-to-borrow-p440m-to-fund-cash-aid-program-for-covid-19-crisis
https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/4/9/duterte-government-properties-for-sale-.html